Gratitude Tulips Mitchell

I have a Jinhao that came with a purchase and the nib was swapped out —
Lovely writer with the JOWO nib.
Filled it with Super5 Darmstadt, which has never had its own pen.
It is now my always-gotta-have-it pen!

About gratitude and depression.
ALWAYS, especially when you feel you are stepping into depression, take five morning noon and night and give thanks.
I can always find two things to be thankful for, no matter what:
The cats and their antics.

I also always try to take a few minutes, even,
To do a sketch or a doodle.
Sexy lines on paper… even when it fails to meet “expectations”,
cheers me and relaxes me.

Sometimes these become blanks for my journal or gratitude thoughts that day.

This day, thankful for the tulips (spring) and my 42-year-old white Pottery Barn vase,
Back when they first started… a gift from my then boyfriend.
Thanks for my freebie Jinhao, for having inks…
Thanks for the black crazed cat with his blue spring in mouth
putting his claws in me, demanding play.
Thankful to have a way to share my art, and for the community.

Now, to work….

The spread from a few nights ago.

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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3 Responses to Gratitude Tulips Mitchell

  1. joey says:

    I loved this post, because I relate. Not to depression, mine is anxiety, but gratitude goes a LONG way! People are so dismissive, but gratitude can change a life. ❤
    Tulips are my favorite and your drawing is lovely — as are your words about your head in Mitchell's lap — something else I relate to.
    Further — my animals. Oh how I love my animals.
    And if that's not enough, my Pottery Barn vase is my absolute favorite wedding gift, which means I have had it for 19+years and it, too, has tulips in it today.


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